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2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival

Asia Pop!

THE ROUND TABLE 2

Films to make you laugh, cry, and cheer, featuring accidental heroes, rock star kids, dugout underdogs, kind-hearted gangsters, and a true Queen of Hearts.


  1. ANITA’S LAST CHA-CHA

    Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo / Asia Pop! / Philippines / 2013 / comedy, drama, LGBT, romance / 110 mins
    Anita's young heart beats a flutter when a beautiful woman moves into her town.
    ANITA’S LAST CHA-CHA

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 7:55 pm

    ANITA’S LAST CHA-CHA

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Mon, Nov. 10, 2014 6:40 pm


  2. BARBER’S TALES

    Jun Robles Lana / Asia Pop! / Philippines / 2013 / drama, historical / 120 mins
    A determined widow takes control of her late husband's barbershop.

    Preceded by: BINGO!

    BARBER’S TALES

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 1:10 pm


  3. BLUE BUSTAMANTE

    Miko Livelo / Asia Pop! / Philippines / 2013 / comedy, family / 89 mins
    A Filipino worker in Japan makes some extra cash as an extra on a Power Rangers knock-off show.
    BLUE BUSTAMANTE

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 2:45 pm

    BLUE BUSTAMANTE

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Wed, Nov. 12, 2014 5:35 pm


  4. CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL

    Lai Chun-yu / Asia Pop! / Taiwan / 2013 / romantic comedy / 101 mins
    The most beautiful woman in school tries to evade her fate of falling in love with the campus geek.
    CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL

    UCSD Calit2 Atkinson Hall Auditorium
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 4:20 pm


  5. FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS

    Yosuke Fujita / Asia Pop! / Germany, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, UK / 2014 / comedy, drama, romance / 110 mins
    What could a beautiful photographer possibly want from an ordinary painter like Fuku-chan?
    FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 8:10 pm

    FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS

    ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla
    Wed, Nov. 12, 2014 8:00 pm


  6. GANGSTER PAY DAY

    Lee Po-cheung / Asia Pop! / Hong Kong / 2014 / drama, romance, thriller / 97 mins
    A most unexpected love triangle develops in a teahouse frequented by gangsters.
    GANGSTER PAY DAY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Thu, Nov. 13, 2014 4:00 pm Buy Tickets


  7. A HARD DAY

    Kim Seong-hun / Asia Pop! / South Korea / 2014 / thriller / 111 mins
    In this devilish thriller, covering up a hit-and-run isn't easy, even for a cop.
    A HARD DAY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Fri, Nov. 7, 2014 9:10 pm

    A HARD DAY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 7:30 pm


  8. HELLO! JUNICHI

    Katsuhito Ishii, Kanoko Kawaguchi, Atsushi Yoshioka / Asia Pop! / Japan / 2014 / comedy, family, romance / 90 mins
    A rag-tag gaggle of kids form a rock band for a birthday party.
    HELLO! JUNICHI

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 12:40 pm

    HELLO! JUNICHI

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Tue, Nov. 11, 2014 3:20 pm

    HELLO! JUNICHI

    La Paloma Theatre
    Sat, Nov. 15, 2014 1:00 pm


  9. KANO

    Umin Boya / Asia Pop! / Taiwan / 2014 / drama, historical, sports / 185 mins
    Baseball brings together all ethnicities in this inspiring true story of Taiwan under Japanese rule.
    KANO

    UCSD Calit2 Atkinson Hall Auditorium
    Fri, Nov. 7, 2014 6:45 pm

    KANO

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Wed, Nov. 12, 2014 6:40 pm Buy Tickets


  10. LOVE’S WHIRLPOOL

    Daisuke Miura / Asia Pop! / Japan / 2014 / comedy, sex / 123 mins
    Four women. Four men. Five hours of awkward, anonymous sex.
    LOVE’S WHIRLPOOL

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Fri, Nov. 7, 2014 9:25 pm

    LOVE’S WHIRLPOOL

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Thu, Nov. 13, 2014 9:00 pm


  11. Mystery Kung Fu Theater

    MYSTERY KUNG FU THEATER

    Asia Pop! / martial arts
    We could tell you what it is, but then you'd have to meet our flying guillotine.
    MYSTERY KUNG FU THEATER

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Mon, Nov. 10, 2014 9:20 pm


  12. PARTNERS IN CRIME

    Chang Jung-chi / Asia Pop! / Taiwan / 2014 / drama, thriller / 89 mins
    Three high school students investigate a classmate's death, only to fall into a cavern of secrets.
    PARTNERS IN CRIME

    UCSD Calit2 Atkinson Hall Auditorium
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 2:25 pm


  13. QUEEN

    Vikas Bahl / Asia Pop! / India / 2014 / comedy, musical, romance / 146 mins
    Spurned by her fiancé, Rani flees to Paris, where she finds friendship and dance.
    QUEEN

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 6:25 pm

    QUEEN

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Tue, Nov. 11, 2014 3:35 pm


  14. THE RICE BOMBER

    Cho Li / Asia Pop! / Taiwan / 2014 / drama, thriller / 118 mins
    True story about a farmer who protests government policy by planting bombs.
    THE RICE BOMBER

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Mon, Nov. 10, 2014 4:00 pm Buy Tickets


  15. THE ROUND TABLE

    Isao Yukisada / Asia Pop! / Japan / 2014 / comedy, drama, family / 113 mins
    An eight-year-old daydreamer gets close to some bunnies, scribbles in her notebook, and makes new friends.
    THE ROUND TABLE

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Fri, Nov. 7, 2014 7:00 pm

    THE ROUND TABLE

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Thu, Nov. 13, 2014 6:05 pm


  16. The Pool Man Still_03

    SHORTS: BUSY YOUNG PSYCHIC + THE POOL MAN

    Asia Pop!
    Two award-winning tales of young love and their peculiar destinies in Taiwan.

    In This Program: THE BUSY YOUNG PSYCHIC, THE POOL MAN

    SHORTS: BUSY YOUNG PYSCHIC + THE POOL MAN

    UCSD Calit2 Atkinson Hall Auditorium
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 1:00 pm


  17. THE TEACHER’S DIARY

    Nithiwat Tharatorn / Asia Pop! / Thailand / 2014 / romantic comedy / 108 mins
    Though they've never met, two teachers fall in love after reading each other's hand-written lesson plans.
    THE TEACHER’S DIARY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Mon, Nov. 10, 2014 9:00 pm

    THE TEACHER’S DIARY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Thu, Nov. 13, 2014 8:40 pm


  18. UNCLE VICTORY

    Zhang Meng / Asia Pop! / China / 2014 / comedy, drama, romance, thriller / 105 mins
    Fresh out of prison, a gangster tries to reform by opening a kindergarten.
    UNCLE VICTORY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 5:55 pm

    UNCLE VICTORY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Mon, Nov. 10, 2014 6:20 pm


  19. UZUMASA LIMELIGHT

    Ken Ochiai / Asia Pop! / Japan, USA / 2014 / drama, martial arts / 103 mins
    Kamiyama is famed for dying in samurai films. A spunky new protege gives his career renewed life.
    UZUMASA LIMELIGHT

    La Paloma Theatre
    Sat, Nov. 15, 2014 7:25 pm


  20. VENUS TALK

    Kwon Chil-in / Asia Pop! / South Korea / 2014 / comedy, romance / 108 mins
    Three middle-aged women hit their peaks by hitting the clubs and hitting on men.
    VENUS TALK

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 8:30 pm